Appeal to find owners of dog who has had leg amputated after being found in Stevenage
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An animal charity is appealing for the owners of a dog to come forward which has had to have its leg amputated.
Two-year-old lurcher Petal was handed into a vet practice in Stevenage by two members of the public on November 13 after being found with terrible leg injuries.
It is believed the multiple fractures along her left hind leg, as well as ruptured cruciate ligaments, was a result of Petal being hit by a car.
After being taken to a centre in Cambridgeshire run by Wood Green, The Animals Charity, a decision was made to amputate Petal’s damaged leg – with the surgery taking place on Monday.
Four days on she is doing well and being cared for by the charity’s surgery team, but Wood Green head nurse Carrie Robinson is appealing to anyone who might know more about Petal’s origins or be missing her.
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She said: “Petal’s getting there – she is still on medication following the operation but is managing to move about a bit and is starting to test life on three legs.
“She is such a sweet, gentle young lady – once the leg has healed we know she will be a brilliant pet to be around.”
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Anyone with information is asked to call Wood Green on 0844 248 8181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.